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Posts tagged Farmers

June 20, 2013

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

June 29, 2009

 

Small tilled field

Soil & CO2

You may already know that the earth stores lots of carbon in different places, like the in the ocean and plants. But are there any other major carbon stores?

November 14, 2006

 

a red parasite plant grows on a juniper tree

Plants on Plants

Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?

October 24, 2006

 

Latana Miss Fluff flowers; yellow, pink, purple, and orange

Vigorous Hybrids

"Hybrids" are great for the environment, and I'm not just talking about cars. Find out about the benefits of genetic mixing.

August 13, 2006

 

a wasp preying on a catepillar

Wasp Hounds

Do you shoo away wasps because you're afraid of a nasty sting? Well you can breathe a little easier now. Find out why!

July 30, 2006

 

Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz

Brainy Scarecrow

Think of your favorite science related movie. Is it "Frankenstein," "Terminator," or maybe even "Weird Science?" How about "The Wizard of Oz?"

July 11, 2006

 

spider on paper bill

Bugs and Money

You probably had no idea that pests could be so valuable.

September 27, 2003

 

Cows and Waterbeds?

The first cows that come back from milking head right for the stalls with waterbeds, and some cows have been known to wait around for other cows to clear out so that they can grab their spot.

September 27, 2003

 

Flat Worms: The Earthworm Predators

Over the past few decades, the earthworm population has severely decreased. Since the New Zealand flatworm accidentally made its way to the British Isles in 1963, it has wreaked havoc on some of the land, devouring fields of earthworms.

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